Tehran Institute for Advanced Studies (TEIAS)

/ Hottest Data Science Applications in the Heart of Silicon Valley __ Mohammad Shokoohi Yekta


Hottest Data Science Applications in the Heart of Silicon Valley

January 01, 2018


Khatam University, Building No2.
Address: Mollasadra Blvd., North Shirazi St., East Daneshvar St., No.17. See location on Google map


Dr Mohammad Shokoohi Yekta

Data Scientist at Apple


Living in the information age, we find ourselves surrounded and overwhelmed by data,
making it imperative for us to draw meaningful conclusions from it. Data science is a very practical discipline with many applications in business, healthcare, science and technology.
This talk presents a high-level overview of ongoing projects in the heart of Silicon Valley and emphasizes how data science/machine learning not only saves companies millions of dollars, but more importantly how it can save thousands of lives. The outline of this talk includes:
– What is data science?
– Time series data is the new big data
– Predictive analytics in healthcare
– Detecting Malaria using predictive models
– Making it happen: A novel way to make predictions in time series



Mohammad is currently a Data Scientist at Apple and a part-time Lecturer at Stanford University. Prior to joining Apple, he worked for Samsung, Bosch, General Electric Research and UCLA on predictive modeling projects. He received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Riverside and B.Sc. from University of Tehran. Mohammad has been a keynote speaker at more than 20 summits/conferences around the globe.